Well, to whom and was lucky and unlucky so this is this woman. She became the first Russian artist in the world. It just so happened that men are mainly engaged in painting and there are no female masters at all. She was the first. This is perhaps the only thing for which she was respected at the USSR Academy of Arts.
Everything else was not considered necessary to mention. Her paintings became unexpectedly popular in the late 60s - early 70s of the last century. Until that time, her work was under the strong bar "Forbidden."
It's all about her emigration. She did not accept the revolution, she simply did not know what to do with herself. She did not want to draw what the new government was offering, and it wasn’t her — portraits of leaders and exploits of the first five-year plans. She was increasingly inclined to classical painting. And she decided to accept the order, which came from France, and went there to work in her usual environment.
But, alas, she could not return to her homeland. But to take the children to himself, too, did not work. She had four of them: two, subsequently, after all, were next to her, friends helped to transport. The other two remained in the USSR with her mother. Only during the “thaw” in the 60s the family was able to reunite. But Serebryakova was already a subject of France.
As for the canvas itself, it only confirms its commitment to the classics in painting. A clear line of the body, tenderness of colors, amazingly kind face of a woman who does not embarrass her own nudity. It could be the Madonna herself in the modern version, but this is just a bather. But how much grace is in this woman, how much charm and simplicity.
It is covered only slightly, but it also delights what is seen. And most importantly, the background is very interesting. She sits somewhere on the banks of a river and is about to enter the water, or has already been there, but that doesn’t matter. The important thing is that she is beautiful.